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Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

SENGG1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

This 3-year full time Master of Engineering course is designed for applicants with a background in science or a related field who wish to progress with an engineering qualification in civil and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering. It also enables engineering graduates to study a different field of engineering.

As a professional:
Civil and structural engineer, you will continuously be challenging traditional civil and construction methods with creativity and innovation to help design and manage structures for the modern world. Key areas include structures, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.

Electrical and electronics engineer, you are responsible for the design, automation and control of the devices which make modern life convenient. You are involved in electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.

Mechanical engineer, you are involved in the design and build of large and small devices which improve transportation, provide affordable manufacturing and production solutions. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines. Special emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design and leadership.

Your studies will provide a sound base of fundamental engineering principles, followed by advanced specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of civil and structural engineering, electrical and electronics engineering or mechanical engineering, depending on the major selected.

Special emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design, research and leadership.

This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by industry leaders. You graduate with a sound foundation of engineering knowledge which directly aligns with international industry requirements.

Professional recognition

The Master of Engineering (all specialisations) has been designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements at the level of professional engineer and accreditation is currently being sought.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

This course builds on your existing background, developing specialist skills in your chosen area of engineering. The final year of study includes a major research thesis and a system design project.

Course structure

A feature of the program is the completion of 450 hours of professional practice, ensuring that you are familiar with current engineering practice and begin to create your network of engineering contacts for future employment.

This course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated. 

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core UG Units
(1 unit)
10cp

Compulsory Core undergraduate units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

SMA209 Mathematics 2A

UG Specialist Electives
(7 units)
70cp

Undergraduate units totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the sequences below.

Civil and Structural Engineering
ENG151 Statics
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
ENG311 Geomechanics
ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT365 C Programming
SMA212 Data Analytics

Mechanical Engineering
ENG151 Statics
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG235 Manufacturing
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics
ENG338 Machine Design Principles
ENG364 Materials Engineering

Core PG Units
(5 units)

50cp

Compulsory Core postgraduate units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.

ENG519 Sustainability
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
PRT650 System Design (20 credit points)

PG Specialist Elective
(7 units)

70cp

Postgraduate units totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the sequences below.

Civil and Structural Engineering
ENG515 Water Resources Engineering
ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering
ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis
ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering
ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures
ENG567 Design of Steel Structures
ENG569 Structural Analysis

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ENG524 Power Engineering
ENG571 Analogue Devices
ENG572 Digital Signal Processing
ENG573 Communication Systems
ENG574 Power Systems Analysis
ENG576 Control Engineering
ENG579 Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems
ENG576 Control Engineering
ENG579 Biomedical Engineering
ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics
ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer
ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery
ENG586 Machine Design

Research
(2 units)
40cpPRT820 Master Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)
 

240

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core

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Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 StaticsCOENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSESMA209 Mathematics 2ACO
Year 2
ENG515 Water Resources EngineeringSEENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisSE
ENG567 Design of Steel StructuresSEENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringSE
ENG569 Structural AnalysisSEENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG519 SustainabilityCO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringSE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)RPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication TechnologySE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ASESMA212 Data AnalyticsSE
Year 2
ENG524 Power EngineeringSEENG519 SustainabilityCO
ENG571 Analogue DevicesSEENG573 Communication SystemsSE
ENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingSEENG574 Power Systems AnalysisSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG576 Control EngineeringSE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)RPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 StaticsCOENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG235 ManufacturingSEENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
ENG364 Materials EngineeringSESMA209 Mathematics 2ACO
Year 2
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsSEENG519 SustainabilityCO
ENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsSEENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
ENG586 Machine DesignSEENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG582 Engines and TurbomachinerySE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG576 Control EngineeringSE
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)RPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R

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Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part Time

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core

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Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 StaticsCOENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSESMA209 Mathematics 2ACO
Year 2
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
Year 3
ENG567 Design of Steel StructuresSEENG519 SustainabilityCO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresSE
Year 4
ENG515 Water Resource EngineeringSEENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisSE
ENG569 Structural AnalysisSEENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringSE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringSE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp)RPRT820 Thesis (20cp)R

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOSMA212 Data AnalyticsSE
Year 2
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication TechnologySE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
Year 3
ENG524 Power EngineeringSEENG519 SustainabilityCO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
Year 4
ENG571 Analogue DevicesSEENG573 Communication SystemsSE
ENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingSEENG574 Power Systems AnalysisSE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG576 Control EngineeringSE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp)RPRT820 Thesis (20cp)R

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ENG151 StaticsCOENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG235 ManufacturingSESMA209 Mathematics 2ACO
Year 2
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG364 Materials EngineeringCOENG519 SustainabilityCO
Year 3
ENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferSE
Year 4
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsSEENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
ENG586 Machine DesignSEENG582 Engines and TurbomachinerySE
Year 5
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COENG576 Control EngineeringSE
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT820 Thesis (20cp)RPRT820 Thesis (20cp)R

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend:CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core

Top of Page

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG151 StaticsCO
  ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
  ENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringSE
  ENG519 SustainabilityCO
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresCO
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
  PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
ENG515 Water Resources EngineeringSEENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisSE
ENG567 Design of Steel StructuresSEENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresSE
ENG569 Structural AnalysisSEPRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCO
Year 4
PRT650 System Design (20cp)CO  
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R  

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
  ENG519 SustainabilityCO
  ENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
  PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
Year 2
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsCO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication TechnologySE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG576 Control EngineeringSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOSMA212 Data AnalyticsCO
  PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
ENG524 Power EngineeringSEENG573 Communication SystemsSE
ENG571 Analogue DevicesCOENG574 Power Systems AnalysisSE
ENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingSEPRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCO
Year 4
PRT650 System Design (20cp)CO  
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R  

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Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG151 StaticsCO
  ENG519 SustainabilityCO
  ENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
  PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
Year 2
ENG235 ManufacturingSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG364 Materials EngineeringSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG582 Engines and TurbomachinerySE
  PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 3
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsSEENG576 Control EngineeringSE
ENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsSEENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferSE
ENG586 Machine DesignSEPRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCO
Year 4
PRT650 System Design (20cp)CO  
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp)R  

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Students commencing in Semester 2 - Part Time

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core

Top of Page

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG151 StaticsCO
  ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
Year 3
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG519 SustainabilityCO
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresSE
Year 4
ENG567 Design of Steel StructuresSEENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
Year 5
ENG515 Water Resources EngineeringSEENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisSE
ENG569 Structural AnalysisSEENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringSE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COPRT820 Thesis (20 credit points)R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20 credit points)R  

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG519 SustainabilityCO
  ENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
Year 2
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOSMA212 Data AnalyticsSE
Year 3
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication TechnologyCO
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
Year 4
ENG524 Power EngineeringSEENG576 Control EngineeringSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
Year 5
ENG571 Analogue DevicesSEENG573 Communication SystemsSE
ENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingSEENG574 Power Systems AnalysisSE
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COPRT820 Thesis (20cp)R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20cp)R  

 Top of Page

Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG519 SustainabilityCO
  ENG151 StaticsCO
Year 2
ENG235 ManufacturingSEENG252 DynamicsSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG579 Biomedical EngineeringSE
Year 3
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG364 Materials EngineeringSEENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferSE
Year 4
ENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOENG582 Engines and TurbomachinerySE
Year 5
ENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsSEENG576 Control EngineeringSE
ENG586 Machine DesignSEPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceCO
PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)CO
Year 6
PRT650 System Design (20cp)COPRT820 Thesis (20cp)R
Year 7
PRT820 Thesis (20cp)R  

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Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of:

  • a recognised bachelor degree in science, engineering, technology or equivalent international qualification; and
  • studies of mathematics equivalent to SMA101 Mathematics 1A and SMA102 Mathematics 1B of Charles Darwin University.

OR

  • a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification; and
  • completion of the CDU Undergraduate Certificate of Introduction to Mathematics and Physics or equivalent; and
  • completion of the units SMA101 Mathematics 1A and SMA102 Mathematics 1B of Charles Darwin University or equivalent studies of mathematics.

Applicants who have completed equivalent units at an institution other than CDU must attach the unit outlines with their application.

International entry pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01), the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) or the ZMPP01 International Masters Preparation Program are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Engineering
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural (FF)
1CM622
873370
Electrical and Electronics (FF)
1CM623
873360
Mechanical (FF)
1CM624
873200
Online
Civil and Structural (FF)
1CM622
873370
Electrical and Electronics (FF)
1CM623
873360
Mechanical (FF)
1CM624
873200
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural
107552A
Electrical and Electronics
107552A
Mechanical
107552A

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